Congratulations to the finalists and winners in the CBI 2014 National Student Production awards! Click the winning entries in bold to see or hear a clip of the entry.


 

Best Comedy – Television
Winner:
NeuTube, Neumann University
NeuTube Laughs: Shamrock Shakes

Finalists:
North Texas Television, University of North Texas
GDI – Gamma Delta Iota

• NeuTube, Neumann University
The Media Club: Episode 3

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Viral Vision: Profs Reading Tweets

Best DJ – Radio
Winner:
WBGU-FM, Bowling Green State University
The Afternoon Rush

Finalists
• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Ashlee Evans Air Check

• KCSU-FM, Colorado State University
DJ Thunderbeard and DJ ZJ’s Super Sweet Sixteen and Pregnant Show

• WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University
Elisabeth Rill’s DJ Compilation

Best Documentary/Public Affairs – Radio
Winner:
WGLS-FM, Rowan University
Online Dating: There’s an App for That?

Finalists:
• AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo
28 and Single

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Vinyl Revival

• WTBU-FM, Boston University
Massachusetts in Motion

Best Documentary/Public Affairs – Television
Winner:
Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University
McCrea 1971: Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival

Finalists:
• MSU TV-2, Midwestern State University
Under the Helmet

• SCTV 39 / CTVR 129 Documentary Production, Saddleback College
The Girl with Eight Limbs

• Mason Cable Network, George Mason University
George Mason: Patriot for Liberty

Best Student Media Website – Combined
Winner:
WGUR-FM, Georgia College and State University
www.gcsuradio.com

Finalists:
• Radio K – KUOM, University of Minnesota
www.RadioK.org

• Viking Fusion, Berry College
vikingfusion.berry.edu

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
wsum.org

Best Station Imaging – Combined
Winner:

TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2.0

Finalists:
• Titan TV, University of Wisconsin OshkoshWelcome Back

• WSWI-AM, University of Southern Indiana
The Edge Imaging

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
WSUM Imaging Package

Best Social Media Presence – Combined
Winner:
WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University

WKNC Social Media

Finalists:
• KTSW-FM, Texas State University
KTSW Social Media

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK Social Media

• KFJC-FM, Foothill College
KFJC Social Media

Best Special Broadcast – Radio
Winner:
KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK – USS Carpathia Holiday Special

Finalists:
• WHSN, Husson University
Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2013

• WJMU-FM, Millikin University
The War of the Worlds

• WCRX-FM, Columbia College Chicago
Sam Lay

Best Special Broadcast – Television
Winner:
Cable 8, Washington State University
Finding Frankie’s Diagnosis

Finalists:
• Orbit TV, Muskingum University
Muskie Daily Special Edition: Bomb Threat Update

• Rowan Television Network, Rowan University
Philippine Benefit Special: Typhoon Haiyan Relief

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Breaking News—KSU Gunman

Best Newscast – Radio
Winner:
WGCS-FM, Goshen College

Globe News

Finalists:
• WONC-FM, North Central College
February Original Report

• WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University
Chris Newman Newscast

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
6 PM Newscast October 14

Best Newscast – Television
Winner:
UTVS Television, St. Cloud State University
UTVS News

Finalists:
• Ithaca College Television, Ithaca College
Newswatch 16 – April 8, 2014

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
ntTV Nightly News

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2 News – February 28, 2014

Best Regularly Scheduled Program – Radio
Winner:
KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
This Oregon Life: Trapped

Finalists:
• AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo
The Rundown Group 1: Humanizing Machines

• WDBM Impact89fm, Michigan State University
Impact Exposure

• WCRX-FM, Columbia College Chicago
Writers at the Edge

Best General Entertainment Program – Television
Winner:
Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
We’re All Mad Here – “Which Dreamed It”

Finalists:
• KBVR-TV, Oregon State University
Glimpses: Game Night

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
Ardillando – Season 8

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Amateur Hour

Best Sports Reporting – Radio
Winner:
WRHU-FM, Hofstra University
Women Can Tackle Too

Finalists:
• UTA Radio, University of Texas-Arlington
UTA Radio Sports Breakdown 2-18-14

• WISU-FM, Indiana State University
WISU Sports Update

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Oregon Takes the Decade, Defeats Washington 45-24

Best Sports Play-by-Play – Radio
Winner:

KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Oregon vs. Washington Softball

Finalists:
• WOBN-FM, Otterbein University
Otterbein University Men’s Basketball vs. Muskingum University on WOBN

• WSWI-AM, University of Southern Indiana
USI vs. Bellermine

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Final Four Kentucky Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Best Sportscast – Television
Winner:
OUTV/WIRE, University of Oklahoma
Sooner Sports Pad

Finalists:

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Sports Extra – April 21, 2014

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Cougnation Season 3 Episode 6

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Friday Football Frenzy

Best Promo – Radio
Winner:
KWSC-TV, Wayne State College
KWSC-FM Station Promo

Finalists:
• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Keeping Things Fresh

• WMUL-FM, Marshall University
WMUL-FM Blues Format Promo

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK – AstroBase Recruitment Ad

Best Promo – Television
Winner:
TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2 Connected

Finalists:
• Viking Fusion, Berry College
Viking Fusion App

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
We Are North Texas

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Welcome Spring

Finalists: Best PSA – Radio
Winner:
KWSC-TV, Wayne State College
Conn Library

Finalists:
• WOBN-FM, Otterbein University
Superman

• WISU-FM, Indiana State University
Bullying PSA

• WDBM Impact89fm, Michigan State University
Safe Halloween

Best PSA – Television
Winner:
CAPS 13, Pittsburg State University
GUSNet PSA

Finalists:
• Viking Fusion/COM 425, Berry College
Child Abuse

• KFKX-FM, Hastings College
Beat Breast Cancer

• West Virginia State University Communications Department Com 160 TV Production, West Virginia State University
Enough Is Enough

Best Podcast – Radio
Winner:
KCWU-FM 88.1 The ‘Burg, Central Washington University

The ‘Burg Spotlight

Finalists:
• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Carolina Connection, Jan. 24, 2014

• KZSU-FM, Stanford University
Episode 23: Pinky and the Brain

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Nick Aliotti: The Best Interview Around

Best Vodcast – Television
Winner:
WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University

WKNC’s The Lounge: Matthew E. White “Big Love”

Finalists:
• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC’s The Lounge: T0W3RS “The Situation”

• Orbit TV, Muskingum University
Luke’s Tech Corner

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
Live @ KJHK – Your Friend at the Natural History Museum

Best News Reporting – Radio
Winner:
WGCS-FM, Goshen College

Blood Drive

Finalists:
• KTSW-FM, Texas State University
Texas Wild Rice Festival

• WMUL-FM, Marshall University
MU PreK

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Women lag behind in entrepreneurship

Best News Reporting – Television
Winner:
UTVS Television, St. Cloud State University
Giving by the Gallon

Finalists:
• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Police Take Down

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
UO Students Say Sayonara to EMU

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Gary’s Story

 

Questions or concerns? Contact awards coordinator Steven Hames via email.

 


 

COLLEGE BROADCASTERS, INC. 2014 NATIONAL STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS

OFFICIAL ENTRY ANNOUNCEMENT

Entries are to be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit course. All entries must be submitted via askcbi.org by Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Entry is FREE for CBI member stations. Entry fee for non-members is $65 per entry per category, with payment to be processed online at the time of submission. Non-members may have the submission fee waived by becoming a CBI Member station. CBI members also receive a discount on registration for the National Student Electronic Media Convention. Non-members wishing to become members will be required to pay for membership online during the last week of the submission window. Become a CBI Member station by following this link.

Download the entry announcement as a PDF here.

 

OFFICIAL RULES

The CBI board of directors are the final authority on all matters involving the contest. The contest is open to all campus radio stations (over-the-air, Internet and cable/closed circuit) television facilities, and other student media outlets. Finalists and winners entries may be posted on the CBI website or other site of its choosing and at its discretion. Rules may be amended by the CBI board of directors at any time.

  • Entries must be submitted electronically via the CBI website at askcbi.org.
  • Audio/radio entries must be submitted in .MP3 format. Do not submit audio/radio entries in any other format.
  • Video/television entries must be submitted in .MP4 or .MOV format. Do not submit video/television entries in any other format.
  • Each entry must be completely identified to show the call letters (if applicable); name and mailing address of the school; competition category; title of the entry; the name of the person(s) involved with production of the entry; the air/production date; and the length of the entry.
  • Entries are limited to two per category per station.
  • The same audio/video piece may only be entered in one category each contest year.
  • Each entry may include for the judges one page of typewritten supplemental data as an attachment. This one page of supplemental material may include, but is not limited to, a summary of the entry, an explanation of how the topic was selected, the goals achieved, any hurdles that were overcome, and the quantity and quality of audience feedback received. This one page of supplemental material is optional, not required, and must be submitted in PDF form.
  • The judges for the contest will be professionals in the field and journalism and mass communications faculty/staff members. They will have the authority to place an entry in a different category than the one in which it was entered.
  • Entries are to be original work by students (totally student-produced) for a campus media outlet or college credit courses. This work cannot be done for professional broadcasting stations or related organizations. All entries must be submitted as originally broadcast or produced for a class between June 1, 2013, and May 8, 2014.
  • Where applicable, entries must be accompanied by evidence of copyright permission for any material not covered by a campus or institutional agreement with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, or other licensing organization. All commercials, public service announcements and promotional announcements must be edited out of all program entries. Programs produced with significant resources outside of the student community are not accepted.
  • The official online entry form must be used. An entry form is to be filled out individually with each entry.
  • Violation of these rules will result in disqualification of a station’s entry from any award consideration by the judges in the category in which the violation occurs.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: VIDEO/TELEVISION

BEST COMEDY — Weekly or regularly scheduled video/television comedy-based program. The segment submitted can be no longer than thirty (30) minutes though the original may have been longer. Judging will be based on acting, writing and production elements.

BEST STATION PROMO — Creative use of voice, music, sound effects, video footage, graphics, and other visuals are to be combined in any combination to form an announcement used to promote their campus media outlet.  In addition, entries should include name of the station. The entry must be 90 seconds or less.

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT — Creative use of voice, music, sound effects, video footage, graphics, and other visuals are to be combined in any combination to form a public service announcement used to provide public service to the campus community which the media outlet serves. The public service announcement should be localized to the community the student media outlet serves, not to be entirely national in scope. Subject cannot be the media outlet or college/university itself. The entry must be the standard length of 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the judges.

BEST NEWSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled newscast over five minutes in length. Special segments such as pre-produced features or investigative reports may be included in the newscast, but they will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced by the station or media outlet. Sports segment should not be longer than one-third of entire broadcast. Judging for the BEST NEWSCAST will be based on content and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, news judgment, and use of audio and video.

BEST NEWS REPORTING — This category is for hard or soft news packages (no sports) that would air during any regularly scheduled newscast. An entry is a single news story that features sound and/or dramatic video used to enhance the package. The entry must be no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30).

BEST SPECIAL BROADCAST — The entry must be a locally originated program of a one-time or annual non-sports nature. Judges will consider creativity and the degree of interest generated by the presentation. The entry must be a minimum of ten (10) minutes in length.

BEST VODCAST — This is unique programming or a rebroadcast of a video program intended for an online audience. Please include SPECIFIC page url(s) where content is posted. Although there is no limit to the length of the content, only the first ten (10) minutes will be judged.

BEST SPORTSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled sportscast. For video/television, special segments, such as pre-produced features or syndicated reports, may be included in the sportscast, but they will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced. Judging for the best sportscast will be based on content and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, sports news judgment and use of audio and video.

BEST DOCUMENTARY/PUBLIC AFFAIRS — The entry must be a program dealing with an issue of public interest explored in depth with multiple sources. Extensive use of sound to enhance the content is required. The documentary must have been produced entirely by students. Judges will evaluate the quality of production and journalistic skills demonstrated in presentation and editing. The entry must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes, although the program may have been longer in its entirety.

BEST GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM — Entry must be of a recurring program such as a magazine, drama, reality and game shows or other shows of non-news or sports content. One or multiple talent(s) is acceptable. The segment submitted can be no longer than thirty (30) minutes though the original may have been longer.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: COMBINED

BEST STUDENT MEDIA WEB SITE — Students who are making the best effort to provide solid Internet strategy for their campus media outlet should submit their page URL to enter. Judges will consider as pluses the following: how easy the site is to navigate; how user friendly the web site is for those seeking information about the media outlet; and if the web site is a destination or a resource for listeners/viewers.

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE — Students who are using Social Media as a way to engage their station’s audience and the community at large should enter their Social Media platform(s) (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Judges will look at a station’s overall Social Media presence based on their platform(s) and will consider as pluses the following: Quality of Posts – grammar, use of hyperlinks, use of hashtags, quality of media used in posts (videos, graphics, photos, etc.); Creativity of Posts and Media; Incorporation of Station imaging and media; as well as overall engagement with audience.

BEST STATION IMAGING — This category is open to station IDs, promos, sweepers, liners, jingles and any other creative use of voice, music, sound effects, video footage and graphics/visuals to promote and enhance a campus station’s image/identity. Individual spots or an entire campaign may be entered, but total time of audio or video submission package cannot exceed five (5) minutes. Imaging produced by any outside firm or professional is ineligible. All submissions in the best station imaging category must have been produced in-house by student staff. Violation of this eligibility rule may render the school ineligible for current and future CBI competitions.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: AUDIO/RADIO

BEST DJ — The entry should highlight the on-air announcing skills of an exceptional audio/radio talent(s). The entry in the DJ aircheck may feature a show team with single or multiple on-air personalities. A DJ aircheck consists of only breaks taken by the announcer(s). Whole songs, PSAs or promos which do not feature the announcer(s) talents are not to be included, but a few seconds of each song, PSA, or promo are allowable to establish the transition between breaks. Original comedy skits and telephone escapades (with the subjects’ permission, of course) are allowable. The entry must be a collection of highlights or a resume tape made by the announcer(s). The entry submitted may be no longer than five (5) minutes in length.

BEST STATION PROMO — Creative use of voice, music and/or sound effects are to be combined in any combination to form an announcement used to promote their campus media outlet. In addition, entries should include name of the station. The entry must be 90 seconds or less.

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT — Creative use of voice, music and/or sound effects are to be combined in any combination to form a public service announcement used to provide public service to the campus community and the city of license which the media outlet serves. The public service announcement should be localized to the community the student media outlet serves, not to be entirely national in scope. Subject cannot be the media outlet or college/university itself. The entry must be a standard length of 15, 30 or 60 seconds. Time limits will be strictly enforced by the judges.

BEST NEWSCAST — The entry must be a single, regularly scheduled newscast no more than five (5) minutes in length. Special segments such as pre-produced features or investigative reports may be included in the newscast but will not be considered by the judges for the purpose of this award unless such segments are locally produced by the station or media outlet. Judging for the best newscast will be based on content and service to the community. Considerations will include writing, editing, news judgment and use of audio.

BEST NEWS REPORTING — This category is for hard or soft news packages that would air during any regularly scheduled newscast or during a magazine show segment. An entry is a single news story that features sound to enhance the package. The entry must be no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30).

BEST SPECIAL BROADCAST — The entry must be a locally originated program of a one-time or annual nature that is NOT a sports event or regularly scheduled program. Judges will consider creativity and the degree of interest generated by the presentation. The entry must be a minimum of ten (10) minutes in length.

BEST DOCUMENTARY — The entry must be a program dealing with an issue of public interest explored in depth with multiple sources. Extensive use of sound to enhance the content is required. The documentary must have been produced entirely by students. Judges will evaluate the quality of production and journalistic skills demonstrated in presentation and editing. The entry must be no longer than thirty (30) minutes, although the program may have been longer in its entirety.

BEST PODCAST — This is unique programming or a rebroadcast of an audio program intended for an online audience. Please include SPECIFIC page url(s) where content is posted. Although there is no limit to the length of the content, only up to the first ten (10) minutes will be judged.

BEST SPORTS REPORTING — This category is for shorter sports packages or any regularly-scheduled sportscast. An entry could be a single sports story which features sound used to enhance the package or could be a sportscast that is no longer than three minutes thirty seconds (3:30) in length. Audio/radio sports play-by-play segments are not permissible in this category.

BEST SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY — Entry must be play-by-play coverage of a sports event. The entry must be the program as broadcast, except that the segment submitted may be no longer than thirty (30) minutes. In addition, the segment entered shall be “consecutive minutes,” not several samples of scoped material.

BEST REGULARLY SCHEDULED ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM — Entry must be of a weekly or otherwise regularly scheduled program such as comedy, soap opera, talk show or other show of non-news or sports content. One or multiple talent(s) is acceptable. The segment submitted can be no longer than thirty (30) minutes though the original may have been longer.